Sep 22, 2017 - National Geographic Islander
Today we awoke at Puerto Ayora, where we visited the Charles Darwin Research Station and saw the captive breeding program of giant tortoises. Afterwards, we spent some time walking through the town before boarding buses to head up to the highlands, where we saw lava tunnels, and a coffee and sugar cane farm. For lunch we went to a giant tortoise reserve, where we saw the dome-shaped morph type of tortoise. The saddle-shaped morph type tortoises are the kind that we saw at the Station.
After lunch, we walked the fields to mingle with these giant herbivores before starting our journey back to the ship. Back in town, we had time for shopping, and after dinner, we were treated to a music and dance concert by local musicians.
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